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FT Asia Insurance Summit 2018

Seeking Strategies for Growth

Hong Kong |
Speakers include:
Clement Cheung

Clement Cheung

Insurance Authority, Hong Kong

Ronald Arculli

Ronald Arculli

FWD Group

Nic  Nicandrou

Nic Nicandrou

Prudential Corporation Asia


The prognosis for the Asian insurance sector is stable, with measured growth stemming from a steadying of the region’s economies, rising incomes, demographic factors and a resurgence in China. Other emerging markets - including India, where penetration levels are low - also hold strong potential for insurers and investors. Innovation is disrupting and transforming business models and delivery processes, with access to data analytics helping to streamline operational practices and enhancing customer experiences. Though Insurtech is at a nascent stage in Asia, the opportunities for growth are attracting investors.

This potential is not without difficulties. For insurers and their asset managers, generating sufficient returns on investment is a worry. Hurdles such as hedging costs and lack of skilled personnel can deter investment in overseas markets that might bring better returns, exacerbating the asset-liability tension. Moreover, tighter regulatory policies on asset liability management (ALM), corporate governance, solvency and accounting standards, among other aspects, should further test insurers, asset managers and other financial institutions.

Given the challenges, how can insurers maximise the returns and minimise the risks in a steady but evolving environment? Since different countries have different regulations, to what extent is an understanding of local rules critical for successful investment strategies in Asia? How essential is cooperation between actuarial and investment teams, and greater transparency on risk? How are new technologies helping to create new products that reflect local needs? In what way are companies meeting the associated cyber-risks?

FT Asia Insurance Summit: Seeking strategies for growth will address these important issues for an industry with deep potential. Now in its fifth year, the summit will bring together leading insurers, regulators, asset managers and technology experts from Asia to discuss the best strategies to invest in a huge market where innovation and technology can bring both opportunity and risk.

fallback Add to my Calendar 10/11/2018 08:00:0010/11/2018 17:30:00trueFT Asia Insurance Summit 2018The prognosis for the Asian insurance sector is stable, with measured growth stemming from a steadying of the region’s economies, rising incomes, demographic factors and a resurgence in China. Other emerging markets - including India, where penetration levels are low - also hold strong potential for insurers and investors. Innovation is disrupting and transforming business models and delivery processes, with access to data analytics helping to streamline operational practices and enhancing customer experiences. Though Insurtech is at a nascent stage in Asia, the opportunities for growth are attracting investors.This potential is not without difficulties. For insurers and their asset managers, generating sufficient returns on investment is a worry. Hurdles such as hedging costs and lack of skilled personnel can deter investment in overseas markets that might bring better returns, exacerbating the asset-liability tension. Moreover, tighter regulatory policies on asset liability management (ALM), corporate governance, solvency and accounting standards, among other aspects, should further test insurers, asset managers and other financial institutions.Given the challenges, how can insurers maximise the returns and minimise the risks in a steady but evolving environment? Since different countries have different regulations, to what extent is an understanding of local rules critical for successful investment strategies in Asia? How essential is cooperation between actuarial and investment teams, and greater transparency on risk? How are new technologies helping to create new products that reflect local needs? In what way are companies meeting the associated cyber-risks?FT Asia Insurance Summit: Seeking strategies for growth will address these important issues for an industry with deep potential. Now in its fifth year, the summit will bring together leading insurers, regulators, asset managers and technology experts from Asia to discuss the best strategies to invest in a huge market where innovation and technology can bring both opportunity and risk.FT-Asia-Insurance-Summit-2018c281f7364fbfbff67b0c9bae1cce93fbMM/DD/YYYY

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Clement Cheung

Clement Cheung

Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Authority, Hong Kong

Clement Cheung has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Insurance Authority of Hong Kong since 15 August 2018.  Joining the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in 1983, he has been involved over the years with the formulation and implementation of policies governing areas such as healthcare services, public housing, multilateral trade, investment promotion, public works and financial regulation. Recent positions he has held include Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore from 1998 to 2001, taking charge of ASEAN affairs and coping with the impact of the Asian financial crisis; Deputy Secretary (Works) of the former Environment, Transport and Works Bureau from 2001 to 2006, overseeing the establishment of the Construction Industry Council and control of public works expenditure; and Commissioner of Insurance from 2006 to 2009, responsible for the prudential regulation of authorised insurers amid the global financial crisis. Mr Cheung was Postmaster General from 2009 to 2011, and was appointed Commissioner of Customs and Excise in September 2011. He became Secretary for the Civil Service in July 2015 before leaving the civil service in mid-2017.

Ronald Arculli

Ronald Arculli

FWD Group

Ronald Arculli is Chairman of FWD Group, the insurance arm of Pacific Century Group. He is also a Senior Partner at King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong. He is Member and Vice-Chairman of the Board of The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and chairs its Executive Committee and Development Committee. Mr Arculli is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties, and a Non-Executive Director of HKR International, Sino Hotels (Holdings), Sino Land, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties, HK Electric Investments Manager, and HK Electric Investments. He has a long and distinguished record of public service. He was a Non-Official Member (2005-2012) and later appointed as Convenor of the Non-Official Members (December 2011-June 2012) of the Executive Council of the HKSAR Government. Mr Arculli has been a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (1988-2000) and Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (2006-12). He also is a former Chairman and Board Member of The World Federation of Exchanges. Mr Arculli was called to the English and Hong Kong Bars and is currently a solicitor in England and Wales, and in Hong Kong.

Nic  Nicandrou

Nic Nicandrou

Chief Executive
Prudential Corporation Asia

Nic Nicandrou is Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia, a position he has held since July 2017. Nic is responsible for Prudential Corporation Asia’s life insurance and asset management businesses across 14 markets in the region. Prudential is a market-leading life insurer in Asia with a diversified multi-channel distribution platform providing a range of solutions to meet the long-term protection needs of its currently 15 million customers across the region. Its asset management business, Eastspring Investments, provides investment solutions across a broad range of classes and currently manages US$182 billion in assets. Nic is a member of the Group Executive Committee and serves as an executive director of the Prudential plc Board. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Financial Officer at Prudential plc from 2009, when he joined the company. Nic was also responsible for the Group’s strategy and has served as executive director responsible for Prudential’s African insurance operations since 2015. Before joining Prudential, he worked at Aviva, where he held a number of senior roles including Norwich Union Life Finance Director and Board Member, Aviva Group Financial Control Director, Aviva Group Financial Management and Reporting Director and CGNU Group Financial Reporting Director. Nic started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Joyce Au-Yeung

Joyce Au-Yeung

Vice-President and Regional Head of Health
Metlife Asia

Joyce Au-Yeung is Vice-President and Regional Head of Health, MetLife Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Ms Au-Yeung joined MetLife in September 2017 to transform the company’s Health business across 10 markets in Asia. In this role, she is responsible for driving the company’s health strategy, building leading capabilities and securing world-class healthcare partners to meet the evolving needs of customers in Asia. Prior to MetLife, she was Group Vice-President, Distribution Strategy, at FWD Group, where she led the development and execution of a regional omni-channel distribution model designed to change the way people feel about insurance. As Chief Officer - Health Business at Sovereign Insurance, the insurance arm of Commonwealth Bank of Australia in New Zealand, Ms Au-Yeung was a member of the Bank’s Executive Leadership Team and responsible for establishing a vertically-integrated health business. Ms Au-Yeung’s earlier career was in Australia, where she held various roles in mergers & acquisitions, strategy and actuarial consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Law and Commerce (Actuarial Studies) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration degree from Melbourne Business School. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Australia and a legal practitioner admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

Mark Konyn

Mark Konyn

Group Chief Investment Officer

Mark Konyn is Group Chief Investment Officer for AIA. He is responsible for providing oversight to the management of the investment portfolios of the Group, as well as supervising and supporting the many investment professionals throughout the Group. He is a director of various companies within the Group including Chairman of AIA Investment Management. He joined the Group in September 2015. Dr Konyn joined AIA from Cathay Conning Asset Management, where he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) responsible for the company’s investment business and strategic expansion in the region. He has held senior positions at Allianz Global Investors (where he was Asia-Pacific CEO for RCM Global Investors), Fidelity Investments and Prudential UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and holds a Diploma from the London Business School in Investment Management, having previously completed his PhD in Operational Research sponsored by the UK Government.

Jonathan Larsen

Jonathan Larsen

Chief Innovation Officer
Ping An Group and Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Global Voyager Fund

Jonathan Larsen is Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An Group, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Global Voyager Fund. He has been at the leading edge of the financial-services industry for the past 29 years across the Asia-Pacific and globally. Mr Larsen previously spent 18 years at Citigroup, where he was most recently Global Head of the firm’s Retail Banking and Mortgage businesses. Prior to Citi, he was a Principal in the Financial Services Practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton, a global management consulting firm, where he spent eight years advising large banks and other financial institutions in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in the US and Europe. Mr Larsen is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore, and was named Retail Banker of the Year in 2011 by Asian Banker magazine. He has been widely quoted in major media outlets, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, as well as in local media throughout the Asia-Pacific. Mr Larsen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne.

Sian Fisher

Sian Fisher

Chartered Insurance Institute

Sian Fisher became CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute in February 2016, following a distinguished career in the Insurance sector. A graduate of Oxford University with an Exec MBA from Harvard, Sian is a strong advocate for equality. She is a founding member and Executive Chair of the Insuring Women’s Futures initiative, a Committee Member of the Insurance Supper Club and Board Member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD). Sian is also a Non-Executive Director at Asta Underwriting Management and a Vice President of the Insurance Institute of London.

Anton Eser

Anton Eser

Chief Investment Officer
Legal & General Investment Management

Anton Eser has been Chief Investment Officer of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) since 2017. Prior to this, he was Co-Head of Global Fixed Income, leading the London-based Fixed Income team and managing LGIM’s flagship global credit portfolios. Anton joined LGIM in 2006 from Aegon Asset Management, where he worked in the fixed-income department, managing global credit portfolios and structured products. He began his investment management career in 1997 at Brait. Anton has a commerce degree in accounting and economics, and is a CFA charterholder.

Richard Sega

Richard Sega

Global Chief Investment Strategist

Richard Sega is Global Chief Investment Strategist for Conning. He has an integral role in the formulation of the company’s economic and market views. He previously served as Conning’s Chief Investment Officer, responsible for credit research, investment management and trading. Prior to joining Conning in 2000, Mr Sega was President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Oak Capital Management. He earned a degree in Mathematics from Fordham University, and a Master’s degree in Statistics from Columbia University. Mr Sega is a member of the CFA Institute.

Andries  Hoekema

Andries Hoekema

Global Head of Insurance Segment
HSBC Global Asset Management

Andries Hoekema is the Global Head of Insurance Segment in the Client Strategy team at HSBC Global Asset Management. He has been working in the industry since 1997. Prior to joining HSBC Global Asset Management in 2016, Mr Hoekema worked in Structured Credit Product Marketing at HSBC Group. During the past five years, his roles have included cross-asset Strategic Solutions coverage of institutional clients in the Netherlands, and Institutional Equity Derivatives coverage of insurance companies and pension funds in the Netherlands and Nordic countries. Prior to joining the HSBC Group, Mr Hoekema worked predominantly in the structuring and marketing of Structured Credit products at Rabobank International. He holds a PhD in Business Engineering from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

Shasi Gangadharan

Shasi Gangadharan

Chief Executive Officer
Berkley Insurance Asia

Shasi Gangadharan is Chief Executive Officer with Berkley Insurance Asia. Hehas over 24 years of insurance industry experience, mostly in Financial Lines underwriting. Shasi has been involved in reinsurance operations as well as branch management, where he managed a portfolio of insurance classes.Prior to joining Berkley Insurance Asia in 2016 as their Chief Executive Officer, Shasi had spent 15 years at Chubb Insurance, with 12 years as their lead underwriter for Financial Lines. His tenure at Chubb Insurance included the role of Asia-Pacific Manager for seven years in the Financial Lines area. Before joining Chubb Insurance, he served as the Underwriting Manager for Financial Lines business at Reliance National Asia Re, Singapore and AIG, Malaysia.Shasi is a lawyer by training and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1991. He has in the past, presented numerous papers on Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance and Fidelity Insurance at various seminars, and has contributed articles to newspapers and trade magazines on this subject.

John  Spence

John Spence

Regional Head of M&A and Strategy for Asia

John Spence is Regional Head of M&A and Strategy for Asia at Generali. He is responsible for formulating and executing mergers and acquisitions (M&As), fostering strategic alliances and partnerships, and leading regional corporate development initiatives to achieve Generali’s growth targets in Asia. Prior to joining Generali, Mr Spence provided independent strategic advisory services for Asian cross-border insurance and asset management transactions at Asian Capital Advisors and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. At Macquarie Funds Group, he also had responsibility for Asian acquisitions and led a Korean asset management joint venture. At Manulife Financial, his region-wide responsibilities included M&As, strategic partnerships and wealth management. In Australia, Mr Spence held senior executive roles at National Australia Bank and AMP. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Economics degree from Sydney University. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Secretary, Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, and a Certified Financial Planner. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Mark Stamper

Mark Stamper

Chief Financial Officer
Cigna International Markets

Mark Stamper is Chief Financial Officer with Cigna International Markets. He is responsible for financial operations across Cigna's US$5 billion-plus portfolio of international businesses. Mark’s responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of finance, including actuarial, group underwriting, FP&A and accounting across a range of countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mark joined Cigna in 2015 as Chief Actuary and Risk Officer, bringing with him over 22 years of experience including several senior actuarial roles in Hong Kong and the UK. Prior to joining Cigna, Mark was Regional Chief Risk Officer and Chief Life Actuary, Head of Regional Actuarial Solutions at AXA Asia. He began his career in the UK as an actuarial student at Commercial Union (now known as Aviva), before moving to Tillinghast (now Willis Towers Watson) as a consultant. Mark then joined Swiss Re as a Marketing Actuary, before transitioning to a Senior Client Manager & Actuary role with Swiss Re’s Hong Kong business. After moving to AXA Asia, Mark held roles of increasing responsibility over a 10-year period. Mark completed a Master of Arts degree in mathematics at Worcester College, Oxford University, and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Ole Jorgensen

Ole Jorgensen

Director of Research
Global Evolution

Ole Jorgensen is Director of Research with Global Evolution responsible for emerging markets research on macroeconomic and policy issues. Among other areas, Ole leads pioneering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research, and is chairman of the board at the UNPRI Advisory Committee on ESG in Credit Ratings. Previously, Ole worked with the World Bank for several years in various capacities. In Washington D.C., he worked for the World Bank on low- and middle-income countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa, and specifically as a country economist and team leader responsible for seven frontier market countries. Ole holds PhD and MSc degrees in international macroeconomics, and has been a Professor of Economics, with numerous research visits to the universities of Harvard, Stanford and Brown, among others.

Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly

Head of International Financial Lines
AIG International

Jason Kelly is Head of International Financial Lines with AIG International. He currently manages all Financial Lines products outside of North America including financial institutions, cyber liability, professional indemnity and construction PI. An insurance professional with nearly 20 years’ experience across the globe, Jason joined AIG in 1999 in New York, and has worked extensively across a variety of portfolios under Financial Services, including the technology D&O portfolio in the AIG San Francisco office and International D&O based in London. He moved to Asia in 2009. Jason brings a wealth of knowledge from the developed markets of the US, Europe, developed Asia and Australia/New Zealand to the developing markets of Southeast Asia. He is considered an expert speaker across the Financial Lines portfolio and is often asked to provide his insights throughout Asia on various trending issues, including the Internet of Things and Cyber Risk.

Annette  King

Annette King

Chair and Co-Founder
Galileo Platforms

Annette King is Chair and Co-Founder of Galileo Platforms, a blockchain insurtech company serving the insurance sector. She is also an independent non-executive director of FNZ, a fintech company specialising in wealth management technology. In addition, she is a director of the Actuaries Institute. Annette has a career spanning 28 years in the financial-services sector. She has a successful track record as a chief executive officer, founder, non-executive director, client experience leader and actuary, leading businesses through growth and change in life insurance, wealth management and pensions. She has worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, and has held regional responsibility across Asia. She has worked for companies such as Manulife, AXA, Mercer and Colonial. Annette was President of the Life Insurance Association and has been a council member for the Singapore Actuarial Society. She currently sits on the board of the Actuaries Institute in Australia. Annette holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Macquarie University in Australia, is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Sanjay Aurora

Sanjay Aurora

Managing Director, Asia-Pacific and Japan

Sanjay Aurora is Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan with Darktrace. He has spearheaded the company’s regional growth since 2015. Now valued at more than US$1.25 billion, Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System is a leading cyber Artificial Intelligence (AI) company. With over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, Sanjay has introduced Darktrace’s innovative technology to organisations of all sizes across the region. His views on the evolution of cyber-threats and the power of AI for autonomous response have been reported in the media. Sanjay has a degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.

Adrian Chng

Adrian Chng

Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Chng is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GoBear. He invests time and money in people and companies that excite and challenge him. As CEO of GoBear, he is excited by the challenge of improving the lives of people across Asia by giving them better access to personal finances. GoBear isn’t Adrian’s first FinTech rodeo. In 2015 he founded a regional Merchant Bank (Fintonia Group), which supports entrepreneurial companies to achieve rapid growth and has made significant investments in FinTech across Asia. In 2016 he co-founded a digital, big data, AI-powered, consumer credit scoring business (CredoLab), and in 2017 he co-founded an Asian digital lending business (AsiaKredit). Adrian also invested in and sits on the Boards of a number of FinTech companies (Trunomi, Silent Eight, Asia Collect, Store Hub) and has been in C-level roles across several different industries over the past 15 years, including CEO of, a leading Asian job portal operating in seven countries  with 1,000 employees. Adrian has a double degree in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and completed the General Management Program at UNSW Business School. He speaks English and Mandarin. BBC and CNBC regularly seek his opinions on business and technology.

Alicia  Garcia Herrero

Alicia Garcia Herrero

Chief Economist for Asia-Pacific

Alicia Garcia Herrero is Chief Economist for Asia-Pacific with Natixis. She is currently Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and serves as Senior Fellow at European think-tank BRUEGEL and as Research Fellow at Real Instituto Elcano. Alicia is also advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s research arm and the Asian Development Bank, and is a member of the board of the Hong Kong Forum. Earlier, Alicia has been Chief Economist for Emerging Markets at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (or BBVA); Member of the Asian Research Program at the Bank of International Settlements; Head of the International Economy Division of the Bank of Spain; Member of the Counsel to the Executive Board of the European Central Bank; Head of Emerging Economies at the Research Department at Banco Santander; and Economist at the International Monetary Fund. In addition, Alicia has been Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, China Europe International Business School in Shanghai and Carlos III University in Madrid. Alicia holds a PhD in Economics from George Washington University. She has been published extensively, and is active in international media, including social media.

Charles Hung

Charles Hung

Chief Executive Officer

Charles Hung is Chief Executive Officer of Blue, the trade name of Aviva Life Insurance Company. He has held this role since April 2017 and was instrumental in the September 2018 launch of Blue, a joint venture between Aviva, Hillhouse Capital and Tencent Holdings. Charles is responsible for leading, managing and developing Blue’s business strategies, with a key objective of revolutionising the insurance experience for customers. Previously, Charles was the Global Chief Risk Officer of Aviva Asia overseeing risk management and compliance across Aviva’s fast-growing business in Asia. Before he joined Aviva, Charles was with HSBC Holdings, where he was most recently the Chief Risk and Administration Officer at Global Software Delivery. Before joining HSBC, Charles spent over a decade in the insurance industry: at AIA (China) as Senior Vice-President and Chief Administration Officer; Prudential (Japan) as Board Director, and Chief Information and Operations Officer; and Prudential (Asia) as Regional IT Director. He also held senior executive roles globally at BNP Prime Peregrine, Peregrine Holdings, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. Charles holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Fellowship from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, both in the US. Charles had also completed the Executive Management Program at INSEAD in France.

George  Kesselman

George Kesselman

Founder and President
InsurTech Asia Association

George Kesselman is Founder and President of the InsurTech Asia Association. He is also an Insurtech entrepreneur, who founded and leads Anapi, a fast-growing API-first Insurtech start-up that has built a technology toolset to enable frictionless risk transfer across the digital ecosystem. Anapi works with leading insurance partners across Southeast Asia and allows digital businesses to add relevant insurance to their online services quickly. The Association focuses on cultivating an Insurtech ecosystem across Asia through boosting corporate-start-up collaboration, building broader awareness, and stakeholder engagement.

Ashok Krishnan

Ashok Krishnan

Chief Data Officer and Head of Customer Experience
AXA Hong Kong

Ashok Krishnan is Chief Data Officer and Head of Customer Experience at AXA Hong Kong. He leads the various Data Science, Governance and Management functions for AXA Hong Kong, as well as AXA’s efforts to deliver an excellent experience to customers. Ashok is an insurance expert with experience in Life, P&C and Health insurance across various functions, including Distribution, Marketing and Finance. He has previously lived and worked in the UK, Vietnam and India. Ashok is passionate about creating business impact by improving Customer Experience leveraging the power of Digital and Data. Ashok is a UK qualified Accountant and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Cranfield University, UK. He started his career as an Electronics Engineer before shifting to consulting and subsequently moved to the insurance industry. 

Alex Kimura

Alex Kimura

Chief Strategy Officer
Aviva Asia

Alex Kimura is Chief Strategy Officer at Aviva Asia. Appointed in 2014, his responsibilities include Strategy, Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Digital and Analytics, Corporate Responsibility and Transformation for Asia. Alex has a wealth of operating expertise and experience in the financial-services industry and Asian markets. A main focus has been digital innovation, where he spearheaded efforts to launch the Digital Garage and form a joint venture with Hillhouse and Tencent. Alex is also the current Chairman of the MAS Digital Innovation Roundtable. Prior to Aviva, he joined the AXA Group in 2000, and later in 2006 oversaw the Asia-Pacific region, reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer. During this time, he was instrumental in major transactions and structuring activities across the region. Before joining AXA, Alex was at Bain, where he worked mainly in the US and Asia on insurance and financial-services strategy, private-equity transactions and cross-border M&As. Alex also worked for many years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in Asia and the US. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University in Finance and International Business with Distinction, and has completed Stanford University's Executive Leadership Program.

Alvin Kwock

Alvin Kwock

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Alvin Kwock is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OneDegree. A technology company that aims to be the next-generation leader in the insurance industry, OneDegree embraces the digital process end-to-end. It crosses over with leading global partners in insurance and health in piloting new technology and experience. Prior to OneDegree, Alvin was JPMorgan’s Asia-Pacific Head of Emerging Technology and Taiwan Head of Research. Under his leadership, JPM’s Asia Tech Hardware team was consistently rated in the Institutional Investors Poll, Financial Times/ Starmine and Asiamoney. Alvin has advised a number of global technology powerhouses and venture capitalists, and has been a guest lecturer at universities. He was the co-founder and Chief Business Officer at an Augmented Reality start-up.
Alvin holds a master’s degree in Social Science and a bachelor’s degree in Economics, both from the University of Chicago.

Peter Ohnemus

Peter Ohnemus

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Peter Ohnemus is the founder, President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of dacadoo. The patented dacadoo Health Score & Lifestyle Navigation Platform is licensed to key life and health insurance companies and global healthcare operators. Peter has been involved in high-tech and bio-tech investments over the past 25 years, leading to four Initial Public Offerings and multiple trade sells. Peter and his private investment firm, Network Capital Holding, are currently investing in high-tech and bio-tech start-ups. He co-founded ASSET4 in 2004 with Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch as investors; it was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2009. Peter previously held senior executive positions at Sybase, Logic Works, The Fantastic Corporation and COS, all of which went public during his tenure. Peter has spoken on high-tech and healthcare issues at the World Economic Forum, Fortune Brainstorm Health, Google Tech Talks, McKinsey’s Life Leaders CEO Forum, The Royal Society of Medicine, Stanford LIGHT Conference, CommunicAsia, Mobile World, European Health Forum by the EU, Economist Global Healthcare Forum, Mobile Health Summit DC, and Red Herring, among others. Over the past 10 years, Peter has been a board member of Rothschild Bank, Tele Denmark (Switzerland), Esbatech and CommerceOne.

Balaji Prabhakaran

Balaji Prabhakaran

Head of Propositions and Digital Products, Asia-Pacific

Balaji Prabhakaran is Head of Propositions and Digital Products, Asia-Pacific, for Allianz. In this role, he is responsible for driving innovation across Allianz’s digital products, channels and propositions in the region, to deliver financial products and services in a customer-centric manner. Balaji’s responsibilities include overseeing the region’s product management value chain, driving business development initiatives and managing platform-based partnerships, business models and solutions. With his strong passion and deep knowledge in FinTech and human-centric design, Balaji has wide industry experience across insurance, digital banking, payment products and wealth management. Before joining Allianz, Balaji worked with Discover Financial Services in Illinois, US, where he led their initiatives in digital banking and mobile payment technologies and products. Prior to that, he worked for HSBC and Dentsu. Balaji holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, US, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics Engineering) from Mumbai University, India.

Paul Sandhu

Paul Sandhu

Head of Investment Solutions
Conning Asia Pacific

Paul Sandhu is Head of Investment Solutions at Conning Asia Pacific. He is responsible for leading Conning’s investment solutions business in the region through customised fund management and consulting. He started his career in the financial industry as an investment actuary at USAA in the US, where he created and managed many of the processes used for SAA/ALM/ERM and annuity pricing. In 2008, he joined Conning US where he worked closely with clients to help develop and implement their strategic Asset Allocation. In 2012, Mr Sandhu moved to Hong Kong to head the Investment Solutions team for Conning’s Asia business, where he manages a team of technical consultants and quantitative investment professionals to build customised investment solutions aligned with client objectives and adhering to local requirements. Mr Sandhu’s team is also responsible for developing and managing Quantitative Strategies utilising cutting-edge investment science such as machine learning and multi-factor investing. Mr Sandhu graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Science with a specialisation in Theoretical Physics. He focused his research on the theory of black holes, where he created and analysed simulations of a star’s evolution into black holes by solving Einstein’s equations using numerical techniques. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. 

Rajesh Sud

Rajesh Sud

Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director
Max Life Insurance

Rajesh Sud is Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Max Life Insurance, as well as Chairman, Max Bupa Health Insurance. Aseasoned professional in the Indian banking and insurance industry, Rajesh became a founder-member of Max Life Insurance in 2000, taking over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of the company in 2008. Under his leadership, Max Life has grown to be the fourth-largest private life insurer and the largest non-bank promoted private life insurance company in India. As Chairman of Max Bupa Health Insurance, Rajesh has played a pivotal role in creating a health insurance company with a customer base of 2.8m urban retail customers. Prior to Max Life Insurance, Rajesh was Managing Director and CEO of Esanda Finance India, a subsidiary finance company of ANZ Grindlays Bank, and was the Head of Asset Finance business at ANZ Grindlays Bank. Rajesh is a post-graduate in Marketing and Finance from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. He completed the Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. Rajesh is currently Chair of the Insurance Awareness Committee of Life Insurance Council and Co-Chair of CII National Committee on Insurance & Pensions, two industry organisations in India.

Tingting Wu

Tingting Wu

Senior Associate
Debevoise & Plimpton

Tingting Wu is a senior associate with Debevoise & Plimpton, based in their Shanghai office. She represents multinational and Chinese companies in a broad range of transactions, including public offerings, compliance with US securities laws and regulations, mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investments in China. Ms Wu has extensive experience in representing Chinese and multinational insurance companies. She also regularly advises clients on compliance with the US FCPA, and supports the firm’s work on FCPA investigations involving business transactions in China.


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Oliver  Ralph

Oliver Ralph

Insurance Correspondent
Financial Times

Oliver Ralph is the Insurance Correspondent at the Financial Times. Prior to this Mr Ralph was Deputy Head of Lex since 2014, specialising in banking, finance and consumer. He has also been a Lex writer and, prior to this, the FT UK Companies Editor. He joined the Financial Times in 2009, having worked at Investors Chronicle from 2000 to 2009 and Euromoney from 1998 to 2000. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1996.

Don Weinland

Don Weinland

Beijing Correspondent
Financial Times

Don Weinland is the Financial Times’ Beijing Correspondent, covering mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and private equity in China. His
beat includes banking and insurance, as well as China’s financial sector. Mr Weinland joined the FT in 2016 and has spent more than a decade living and working in Asia. Prior to joining the FT, he was the China Banking Correspondent at the South China Morning Post. He has also lived and reported from places such as Hong Kong, Shanghai and Phnom Penh, where he was the business editor of the Phnom Penh Post. Mr Weinland speaks and reads Mandarin fluently.

CPD Hours

This Summit is qualified to 6 CPD hours by The CPD Certification Service.



Agenda - 11th Oct

  • 8:00am
    Registration and refreshments
  • 8:55am
    FT chair’s opening remarks

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Regulatory keynote address

    Clement Cheung, Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Authority, Hong Kong

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:20am
    Keynote presentation: Outlook for Asia’s insurance industry

    Ronald Arculli, Chairman, FWD Group

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:35am
    Innovative trends: Big data = big value

    Data on customers’ behaviour patterns, social media preferences, claims history, demographics, and similar information can give insurers valuable insight not only into their customer base, but also into management of their products, processes and pricing. Data analytics can assist in risk evaluation of the insured, or in spotting fraudulent claims. What are the most effective ways for insurers to use data? How can data best add value to the business? Are insurers and their clients ramping up to embrace data analytics? Are operating models changing as a result? How much priority in investment funds will data analytics be given over the next 12 months? Will it be worth the investment?

    Alex Kimura, Chief Strategy Officer, Aviva Asia
    Annette King, Chair and Co-Founder, Galileo Platforms
    Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An Group, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ping An Global Voyager Fund

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:15am
    Innovative trends: Insurtech – the new kid on the block

    A traditionally cautious business in a highly regulated industry, insurance is seeing its share of disruptive innovation. Insurtech companies are exploring potential technological innovations to get greater efficiencies and savings than the traditional business models. The Insurtech ecosystem is at a formative stage in Asia, and clustered mainly in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. But in recent years, local start-ups have received an official nudge in other Asian markets, including Malaysia and Indonesia. What are some potential game-changers that Asia’s Insurtech companies are exploring? Are investors interested in these start-ups? How are regulators sizing them up? Can the start-ups really disrupt the region’s insurance sector? Should large, traditional insurers be worried? To what extent does the rise of Insurtech heighten cyber risk? What are the challenges facing Asia’s Insurtech start-ups?

    Two Insurtech start-ups each talk about their business, then join the panel discussion with other Insurtech experts and insurers.

    Adrian Chng, Chief Executive Officer, GoBear
    George Kesselman, Founder and President, InsurTech Asia Association
    Alvin Kwock, Founder and Chief Executive OfficerOneDegree
    Balaji Prabhakaran, Head of Propositions and Digital Products, Asia-Pacific, Allianz

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:00am
    Networking break
  • 11:20am
    View from the top: Think long term

    The world is being shaped by the long-term themes of energy, technology, demographics and politics. As global central banks remove support, these issues will increasingly influence growth and markets. To generate consistent value, insurers need to think long term, formulating a clear and connected view of the world. What are some of the active, outcome-orientated investment approaches that insurance companies can take to maximise their opportunities, in order to meet long-term policyholder obligations and profitability objectives?

    Anton Eser,  Chief Investment Officer, Legal & General Investment Management 

    Don Weinland, Asia Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:45am
    US-China trade dispute: Is it hurting insurance investment?

    Richard Sega, Global Chief Investment Strategist, Conning, talks to the Financial Times about how the spat between the two countries is affecting more than just trade.

    Don Weinland, Asia Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:55am
    Gauging the appetite for portfolio risk

    Given the shifts in the region’s economic climate, how are insurance firms positioning their portfolio management and ALM strategies? Has the appetite for portfolio risk increased? If so, what are the underlying reasons and the implications for investment strategies? How are regulatory changes and capital requirements influencing decisions on asset allocation?

    5-minute framer, followed by a panel discussion

    Paul Sandhu, Head of Investment Solutions, Conning Asia Pacific

    Andries Hoekema, Global Head of Insurance Segment, HSBC Global Asset Management
    Paul Sandhu, Head of Investment Solutions, Conning Asia Pacific
    Mark Stamper, Chief Financial Officer, Cigna International Markets

    Don Weinland, Asia Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:35pm
    A closer look: Where to put your money

    Experts look at the best investment products, services and strategies, including initiatives such as infrastructure or ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing. What will be the impact of enhanced digitalisation and regulation on such investment?

    Ole Jorgensen, Director of Research, Global Evolution
    Mark Konyn, Group Chief Investment Officer, AIA

    Don Weinland, Asia Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
    Afternoon keynote address: Health and wealth in Asia

    Asia’s rising wealth is dramatically altering the region’s health profile. Middle class and affluent consumers are spending more on healthcare, both preventative and curative, and are accessing quality private healthcare services. This has become possible as governments in the region adapt national healthcare policies to allow the private sector greater investment in healthcare, even as they retain the responsibility for providing basic healthcare to all. How is the health-wealth balance playing out in Asia and what are the implications for the insurance sector?

    Nic Nicandrou, Chief Executive, Prudential Corporation Asia

    Don Weinland, Asia Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:20pm
    Hot spots of opportunity: Cyber insurance

    Further digitalisation of business processes means the threats to cyber security will only increase for companies. Greater awareness and legislation could mitigate some of that cyber risk. But savvy companies worldwide are taking out cyber insurance. This is creating a new opportunity for insurers. How can they model cyber risk? In Asia, the cyber insurance market is relatively small and unformed, but demand is expected to rise as use of technologies increases. Implementation of data breach legislation will give it a fillip. Which countries in Asia are at the forefront? What are the latest regulations that define the region’s cyber insurance sector? Who are its corporate movers and shakers? Who are likely to be the biggest buyers: retail, aviation, information technology, financial services, healthcare companies?

    Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Darktrace
    Sian Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Insurance Institute
    Jason Kelly, Head of International Financial Lines, AIG International

    Don Weinland, Asia Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:50pm
    Hot spots of opportunity: Asia’s key markets

    The positive outlook for Asia’s key markets means wider opportunities for insurers and investors. In a wide-ranging conversation with the FT, senior executives from leading insurance companies analyse the brightest insurance opportunities in Asia, including in its emerging markets, the impact of China’s insurance and financial industries, and whether Asia’s regulatory regimes are keeping up with the times.

    Shasi Gangadharan, Chief Executive Officer, Berkley Insurance Asia
    John Spence, Regional Head of M&A and Strategy for Asia, Generali

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:10pm
    Focus on India

    A senior executive from a leading Indian insurance company talks to the FT about the market for insurance in India, regulatory policies, standards of risk governance, investment portfolios and being a part of Asian insurance trends.

    Rajesh Sud, Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Max Life Insurance

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:30pm
    Networking break
  • 3:50pm
    Hot spots of opportunity: The China story

    China’s market offers robust prospects for insurers and investors. Encouraging to both are a host of official measures that include easier-to-get foreign stakeholding in domestic insurers and tighter regulations to control wayward elements. The country’s insurance industry is becoming sharper, more resilient and more compliant – and hence more attractive. Is this state of play to stay? Will the sector remain buoyant over the next three years? What impact will this have on China’s overall economy? How will it drive up Asia’s insurance sector? Where are the best investment opportunities in a healthy China insurance market? Should investors continue to be cautious or is the environment conducive for heftier exposure to the market?

    Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia-Pacific, Natixis
    Tingting Wu, Senior Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton

    Don Weinland, Asia Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:20pm
    Courting the customer: Can’t do without them

    The best technology, policies, personnel or strategies can’t compensate for a dissatisfied customer. The insurance sector has generally been slower than others in harnessing the competitive advantage of a happy customer, but that is now changing. What are the main tools for insurance marketers to create a positive customer experience, and transform a negative one? Are insurers investing enough in the business to make this happen? Is it worth the extra cost? To what extent can technology help? What will be the role in the future of Asia’s millions of agents? Is their position under threat as customers start to buy insurance directly, or will they always be needed to sell insurance?

    Joyce Au-Yeung, Vice-President and Regional Head of Health, Metlife Asia
    Charles Hung, Chief Executive Officer, Blue
    Ashok Krishnan, Chief Data Officer and Head of Customer Experience, AXA Hong Kong
    Peter Ohnemus, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, dacadoo

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 5:00pm
    Interactive “Town Hall” business meeting

    The FT and speakers from insurance and asset management companies examine the results of a few polls conducted through the day. They then take questions from the audience on policy, process, profits and other topics. 

    Andries Hoekema, Global Head of Insurance Segment, HSBC Global Asset Management
    Ashok Krishnan, Chief Data Officer and Head of Customer Experience, AXA Hong Kong    

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times
    Don Weinland, Asia Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 5:20pm
    FT chair’s closing remarks

    Don Weinland, Asia Financial Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 5:30pm
    Close of Summit followed by Cocktail Reception

Who attends?

This summit has been produced to meet the needs of senior insurance professionals including; CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CROs, Chief Actuary, Heads of Product Development, Heads of Distribution, Heads of Investment, Heads of Business Strategy and other senior positions operating in:

Life Insurance Companies
Non-Life Insurance Companies

A limited number of paying places are available to senior representatives from the following companies, including:

Insurance Brokers
Reinsurance Companies
Asset and Investment Management Firms
Law Firms
Credit Rating Companies
Technology Companies

To register the complimentary places, please contact for verification.

To register the paying places, please click here.


Presented by (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Founding Partners (2)

Conning ( is a leading global investment management firm with a long history of serving the insurance industry. Conning supports institutional investors with asset management offerings, risk analytics and consulting services. Founded in 1912, Conning manages more than $137 billion* in global assets through its offices in Asia, Europe and North America.

Conning’s mission is to enhance the financial strength of its clients by delivering strong investment results, customized solutions, and exceptional service. The company's unique combination of asset management and risk analytics tools helps insurance clients achieve their financial goals through customized business and investment strategies.

*As of February 28, 2019, represents the combined global assets under management for the affiliated firms under Conning Holdings Limited, Cathay Securities Investment Trust Co., Ltd. (“SITE”) and Global Evolution Fondsmæglerselskab A/S and its group of companies (the “Global Evolution Companies”). The Global Evolution Companies are affiliates of Conning. SITE reports internally into Conning Asia Pacific Limited, but is a separate legal entity under Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd. which is the ultimate controlling parent of all Conning controlled entities.

To reflect the diversification and globalization of financial markets, and to provide more comprehensive services to our customers, Cathay Financial Holding Co., Ltd. was established on December 31, 2001 with paid-in capital of US$4.52 billion. Primary subsidiaries under the flagship of Cathay Financial Holdings include Cathay Life Insurance, Cathay United Bank, Cathay Century Insurance, Cathay Securities, Cathay Securities Investment Trust and Cathay Venture, serving collectively over 13 million customers through a total of 725 office locations around Taiwan. Looking to the future, we will continue to seek suitable partners to further strengthen our operations. With a corporate culture that stresses integrity, trustworthiness and compliance, we will continue to integrate our products and services and leverage our extensive network of business locations and professional sales forces to provide our customers with convenient "one-stop shopping" and customized services. Based on our core principle of "sustainable management," we are committed to becoming the most trustworthy and reliable financial holding company and a leading financial institution in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Platinum sponsor (1)

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of $1,235.5 billion*. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors. Throughout the past 45 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, multi-asset, commercial property and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.

*as at 30 June 2017, including derivative positions. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

Silver sponsors (2)

Debevoise & Plimpton’s Insurance Group brings more than 35 years of industry experience to provide premier legal advice on complex transactions, high-stakes disputes and challenging regulatory engagements. The firm has a long history in Asia, regularly working with major insurers on matters that grow, reshape or refocus their business.

About HSBC Global Asset Management

HSBC Global Asset Management is a truly global organisation, with expertise and a local presence in 261 countries and territories around the world, and specialist expertise in growth markets. Our purpose is to connect the developed and developing world to unlock sustainable investment opportunities for individual and institutional investors, using our international expertise in equities, fixed income, multi-asset, liquidity and alternatives. We manage assets of more than USD507.3 billion2 (at 30 June 2019) through active, passive, factor and smart beta strategies. Our investment process is characterised by structure and discipline, implemented with skill by empowered and accountable teams of portfolio managers and analysts. We have embedded risk management at the heart of our approach and, as we aim to achieve sustainable solutions for investors, we have fully integrated responsible investment within our investment culture and process. Through a long-term commitment to our clients, we deliver solutions to support their financial ambitions.

1. Source: HSBC Global Asset Management as at 30 June 2019
2. Assets under management as at 30 June 2019. Any differences are due to rounding.

Supporting Partners (6)

The Hong Kong actuarial professional body was first formed in 1968 as the Actuarial Association of Hong Kong.  26 years later, its successor, the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong (ASHK) was duly incorporated in January 1994.  The ASHK is a membership organization for actuaries in the industries of insurance, consultancy, finance, education institutes and government.  Since 1999, the ASHK has become a full member of the International Actuarial Association. The ASHK is governed by an elected Council and regulates its members by setting certain Professional Standards and Actuarial Guidance Notes.

The Hong Kong Insurance Law Association (HILA) is one of the 60 national chapters of the Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA).
HILA hosts various events throughout the year, including seminars on a wide variety of topics, and it is upon this platform that HILA promotes debate, dialogue and collaboration between representatives of all sectors of the insurance law fraternity in Hong Kong on matters affecting the industry and its participants.

The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts Limited (HKSFA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1992 by a group of CFA charterholders in Hong Kong. The Society currently has over 6,486 members and is one of the largest member societies of CFA Institute which has more than 146,000 members in 160 countries/territories. The Society is mostly run by member volunteers with the support of a team of professional staff.

HKSFA shares the mission of CFA Institute in raising professional and ethical standard of financial analysts and investment practitioners through our continuing education events and advocacy effort. In addition to promoting the CFA designation in Hong Kong, the Society aims to provide a forum for our members, CFA Institute, other investment practitioners and regulators.

InsurTech Asia Association is an independent membership-based industry initiative that aims to advance insurance in Asia through the impactful application of Insurance Technology (InsurTech).Members range from the world’s leading global insurance corporations to the most promising international InsurTech startups. Through the membership they receive a single point of access to the InsurTech ecosystem in the region, including regulators, investors, customers, talent and partners.

Professional Insurance Brokers Association (PIBA) has been one of the approved bodies of insurance brokers authorized by the Insurance Authority pursuant to Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 41), to approve licence to an insurance broker and to regulate the conduct of Members, their Chief Executives and Technical Representatives since 1995.

The Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association Inc. (PIRA) is a non-stock, non-profit corporation, and serve as the umbrella organization of non-life insurance, professional reinsurance, and surety companies in the Philippines.

PIRA is the voice of the Philippine non-life insurance industry.  It is composed of 60 member-companies. PIRA represents the collective interests of the Philippine non-life insurance industry. It speaks out on issues of common interest; helps to inform and participate in debates on public policy issues; and acts as an advocate for the insurance industry.

PIRA is a member or in partnership/coordination with ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC), East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC), Insurance School (Non-Life) of Japan (ISJ), The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ), Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries (AIRDC) and other organizations.

Media Partners (4)

Asia Insurance Review (AIR), hailed by market leaders as the leading premier professional regional journal, is a strategic partner to the insurance industry.  It is continually committed to serving the insurance industry with information, technical and editorial content as well as daily on-the-spot updates, high quality technical conferences, reinsurance rendezvous and industry Awards to support the industry’s march towards higher standards and greater professionalism.

For 25 years, AIR has remained the official magazine of leading industry events in Asia including the East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC), and the Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC), while being the Permanent Observer of the Asean Insurance Council. 

At Conventus Law, we believe in delivering knowledge differently, we believe in being well informed. 

Our products are highly informative, simple to access and easy to digest. Our services also happen to save clients time and costs.

As an online legal platform, we work with the very best law firms to produce timely legal analysis for businesses investing in Asia and beyond. is a leading source of information, data, research and resource for financial professionals in Asia. Collectively, they manage more than $20
Trillion assets in Asia in Private Banking, Wealth Management, Multi-Family Office, Family Office, Fund Management, Asset Management, Insurance, Private Equity
and Hedge Funds. More than 14,000 leading Wealth & Investment Professionals in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, United
Kingdom and United States visit every month.

Published from Hong Kong, Insurance Asia News offers leading-edge commentary, opinion forming features and in-depth interviews for Asia’s insurance market. 

Across the areas of emerging risks, life, health, asset management, regulation, convergence etc., Insurance Asia News will provide an essential take on the news of the moment and where possible, interpret the news in terms of its impact for markets in the future.

There is a clear demand for objective, independent and authoritative analysis. At a time of immense market change, and through the convergence of the insurance and banking sectors, the editorial coverage provided by Insurance Asia News will be valued and trusted by our readers.


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